The District of Columbia has enacted the Sustainable Solid Waste Management Act of 2014. The Act requires manufacturers of covered electronic equipment, whose products are sold in the District, to register and participate in a recycling program. For general information, please see the District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment’s website.

Covered Electronic Equipment: Recycling Program Requirements

Covered electronic equipment covered under the Act and accepted at events includes: desktop and laptop computers, tablets, E‑readers, small-scale servers, portable digital music players that are battery powered, computer monitors, mice, keyboards, computer speakers, desktop printers, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, DVRs, signal converter boxes, cable and satellite receivers, and gaming consoles used with TVs. In addition to covered electronic equipment, mobile phones will also be accepted free of charge at events.

Non-Accepted Items: Exclusions from Recycling

Please note the following items will not be accepted: batteries, light bulbs, smoke detectors, CDs, floppy disks, VHS tapes, USB drives, external storage devices, house or office phones, household appliances, small appliances such as blenders & vacuums, paints, chemicals, medications, children’s toys, toys with batteries, remotes or controllers, plastic bags, Styrofoam or original packaging, cardboard boxes, plastic tote bins, taped cables or products, white goods, air conditioners, UPS or battery backups, networking equipment, hubs, modems, routers, thermostats, ink & toner, lamps, ballasts, fire extinguishers, compressed gas cylinders, dehumidifiers, humidifiers, cables, cords, wires, laptop bags or carrying cases, musical instruments, amplifiers or stereos, non-computer speakers, DJ or karaoke equipment.

Collection Oportunities

Collection Events
Please visit to check for any updates closer to each event date.
Below is a list of 2024 collection events where District of Columbia consumers (residents, small businesses, and small non-profits) can drop off covered electronic equipment for recycling free of charge. All events will be held rain or shine.

Event cancellation due to hazardous weather conditions will be decided 24 hours prior to any event. Please check our website or social media channels for announcements regarding event cancellations prior to attending. Find us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.
DateDayTimeEvent LocationWard
1/27/2024Sat10AM-2PMCollection vehicle on V St NW between 13th St NW & 14th St NW (near Harrison Playground)1
2/3/2024Sat10AM-2PMCollection vehicle on corner of 34th St NW & Volta Pl NW (near Volta Park Recreation Center)2
2/10/2024Sat10AM-2PMCollection vehicle on Corner of 39th St NW & Newark St NW (near Newark Park)3
2/17/2024Sat10AM-2PMCollection vehicle on corner of Van Buren St NW & 4th St NW (near Takoma Community Center)4
2/24/2024Sat10AM-2PMCollection vehicle on Rand Pl NE, east of 24th St NE (near Arboretum Community Center)5
3/2/2024Sat10AM-2PMCollection vehicle on 10th St NE between F St NE & G St NE (near Sherwood Recreation Center)6
3/9/2024Sat10AM-2PMCollection vehicle on Anacostia Ave NE between Dix St NE & Benning Rd NE (near Anacostia Baseball Fields)7
3/16/2024Sat10AM-2PMCollection vehicle on corner of Joliet St and Martin Luther King Jr Ave SW (near Bald Eagle Recreation Center)8
4/6/2024Sat10AM-2PMCollection vehicle on corner of Georgia Ave NW & Howard Pl NW (near Banneker Community Center)1
4/13/2024Sat10AM-2PMCollection vehicle on 23rd St NW between Bancroft Pl NW & S St NW (near Mitchell Park)2
Event rescheduled – Date TBDSun9AM-1PMCollection vehicle at Palisades Farmer’s Market on corner of MacArthur Blv NW and 48th Pl NW3
5/2/2024Thu10AM-2PMCollection vehicle at Catholic University of America in O’Boyle Hall parking lot at Harewood Rd NE & Fort Slemmer Dr5
5/18/2024Sat10AM-2PMCollection vehicle on corner of Georgia Ave NW between Madison St NW & Longfellow St NW (adjacent to Emery Heights Community Center)4
6/1/2024Sat10AM-2PMCollection vehicle on corner of D St SE & 3rd St SE (southeast of Folger Park)6
6/8/2024Sat10AM-2PMCollection vehicle at 3650 Ely Pl SE (in front of Sousa Middle School)7
6/14/2024Fri10AM-2PMCollection vehicle on corner of Sumner Rd SE & Wade Rd SE (near Barry Farm Recreation Center)8
7/13/2024Sat10AM-2PMCollection vehicle on corner of 34th St NW & Volta Pl NW (near Volta Park Recreation Center)2
7/19/2024Fri10AM-2PMCollection vehicle on Connecticut Ave NW between Northampton St NW & McKinley St NW (near Chevy Chase Community Center)3
7/27/2024Sat10AM-2PMCollection vehicle at 1333 Emerson Street NE (front of North Michigan Park Recreation Center)5
8/10/2024Sat10AM-2PMCollection vehicle on Columbia Rd NW between Champlain St NW and Ontario Rd NW (near Unity Park)1
8/24/2024Sat10AM-2PMCollection vehicle on Brooks St NE & Sycamore Rd NE (south of Kelly Miller Recreation Center)7
9/7/2024Sat10AM-2PMCollection vehicle on corner of N St SW & First St SW (near King Greenleaf Recreation Center)6
9/14/2024Sat10AM-2PMCollection vehicle on Frederick Douglass Court SE, north of Bruce Pl SE (near Douglass Community Center)8
9/21/2024Sat10AM-2PMCollection vehicle on corner of Van Buren St NW & 4th St NW (near Takoma Community Center)4
10/5/2024Sat10AM-2PMCollection vehicle on corner of Georgia Ave NW & Howard Pl NW (near Banneker Community Center)1
10/12/2024Sat10AM-2PMCollection vehicle on Pennsylvania Ave NW between 19th & 20th St NW (east of James Monroe Park)2
10/19/2024Sat9AM-1PMCollection vehicle adjacent to Kenilworth Rec Center Farmer’s Market on Ord St NE7
10/26/2024Sat10AM-2PMCollection vehicle on Calvert St NW between 40th Pl NW & 39th Pl NW (south of Stoddert Recreation Center)3
11/2/2024Sat10AM-2PMCollection vehicle on 33rd St NW between Quesada St NW & Patterson St NW (near Lafayette-Pointer Recreation Center)4
11/9/2024Sat10AM-2PMCollection vehicle on Franklin St NE between Lincoln Rd NE & 4th St NE (north of Edgewood Recreation Center)5
11/16/2024Sat10AM-2PMCollection vehicle on corner of D St SE & 3rd St SE (southeast of Folger Park)6
11/23/2024Sat10AM-2PMCollection vehicle on Erie St SE, between 17th Pl SE and 18th Pl SE (near Fort Stanton Recreation Center)8
Manufacturer mail-back programs accept any brand of a particular type of covered electronic equipment that a DC consumer has purchased from the manufacturer in the District. To utilize a manufacturer mail-back program and for further instructions, select from one of the links below if you have purchased covered electronic equipment from the respective company:

Acer Mail-back
Apple Mail-back
Canon Mail-back
CTL Mail-back
Elo Touch Mail-back
Google Mail-back
HP Mail-back
Intel Mail-back
Lenovo Mail-back
Microsoft Mail-back
Roku Mail-back
Samsung Mail-back
VTech Mail-back

For additional mail-back programs view the District of Columbia Department of Environment and Energy website.